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Q: keyboard dead after motherboard upgrade

Hi everyone!

I just set up a new PC:
* Gigabyte GA-M59SLI-S5
* AMD Athlon 64 X2 5200+
* 1 GB DDR2 400 RAM

After setting everything up I did the first test run (without HDD) and the bios started up ok without any errors (except "no hdd"). Now, what puzzles me is that the keyboard does not work. Neither via USB, nor on PS/2. I've tried two keyboards with the sames results: no response to any input, the num and caps lock lights stay off, no matter what I do.
On my existing PC, both keyboards work fine.

I'm a bit worried now that I might have damaged the processor or motherboard during installation.

Any help is greatly appreciated!

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I got an hp slimline as a present last year for my first year in college, I was introduced to gaming and I've been through upgrading my computer.

Computer came with oem hp vista, later hp sent me a free upgrade to 7. Their disk says it only works on hp computers..

So i installed it, no problem, so I buy a new psu, Case, gpu off newegg and install them, but somewhere in the process I fried my mobo. A friend confirmed this and I just ordered a new asus mobo off newegg.

So I know my os won't work off the hdd, totally dif chipsets. So what are my options here? Can I install it off the hp disk? The computer didn't come with a vista disk, so I can't use that. But than ms offers a 30 dollar generic upgrade disk if you have a student discount, so I could do that if worst comes to worst

A:Oem vista, hp upgrade disk, dead motherboard

I'm assuming this was already out of warranty for tech support and hardware replacement since HP could have done all of this for you otherwise.

Thanks to MS, the Vista-to-Win7 Upgrade kits required manufacturers to provide a clean copy Win7 install DVD rather than a Recovery Disk with factory bloatware. We have helped many clean install the DVD from boot even after wiping Vista from the HD.

And there have been reports that some of the DVD's were used on other computers, even other makes. It has never been made clear if they are OEM media which locks to the mobo once installed, or Upgrade version which is retail and can migrate. I just checked the Acer upgrade I clean installed from Upgrade Kit DVD here and it has no "OEM" in the Product ID string shown on Control Panel>Properties page.

So it is worth a try to reinstall on the new mobo, even make the call to MS to attempt phone activation on the possibility it might be retail Upgrade and allowed to migrate. For OEM locked to mobo, there are periodic reports that MS even makes exceptions for replaced mobos when asked nicely, so that could work in your favor.

Finally, I would even try calling HP tech support as a last resort to ask them if they can help. You can usually get enough information about whether or how some thing is doable that puts you on your way even if you are out of warranty. Be polite and determined.

Others will have further ideas.

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Dear all, To resolve issues with USB I updated the BIOS of the Z440 workstation to v2.31.After the upgrade, the PS2 keyboard is not functioning anymore.Is this  a known issue ?Is a solution available ?WR, Kees

A:PS2 keyboard dead after upgrade Z440 BIOS to v2.31

I don´t have an answer but i did also upgrade my BIOS in my Z440 to v2.31 yesterday and my USB connected keyborad still works as expected. So if you have an USB keyboard you should at least be able to use the machine until the issue is solved.

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Hii upgraded my mother board and i am running into a problem.

When the system first starts my mouse and keyboard are on (lights are on and all).if i hit delete i can enter bios and my keyboard responds fine. but once my system gets past the initial start up phases (motherboard logo, post screen) and raches windows login screen my keyboard shuts off and will not respond. I have both types of keyboards, usb and serial, and niether work past that point.

I cant even log into windows brcuase due to the mb upgrade it wants me to validate the windows xp. I called windows and they said that they will give me a new id code, but i cant type it in to the validation screen becuase of this keyboard problem. So now i am at a stale mate.. is there anyone out there that can elp me out?


Pent 4 , 2.8 Ghz
875ao2-6ekrs foxconn mb
nvidia fx5600 256mb
1.5 Ghz pc3200 ddr ram

A:problem with keyboard after motherboard upgrade

The only time I have seen this happen is when the Ps2 pins for the keyboard have been bent and shorting out somehow, the usb keyboard probably won't work if windows is not activated.

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Hello everyone

I gave my PC to my 13 yrs niece, she used for only 2 days and boom! The whole thing dropped dead

I have been using for almost 2 year without any major problems

The spec:

- PIII 700MHz (overclocked to 867MHz)
- 256MB PC133 SDRAM (was on 512MB but I took out 256MB when I gave it away)
- Motherboard is Gigabyte GA-6VX7-4X, chipset VT82C694X (VIA Apollo Pro 133A) - VT82C686A
- Inno3D GeForce2 MX200 64MB DDRAM
- The rest is just standard CDROM (52X), FDD & 20GB HDD
- 300W PSU, I have taken the extra fan in the back of the PC out when I gave the PC to my niece.
- Was running Windows 98 but I installed XP Home Ed 'coz my niece likes it.

According to my niece - when I asked her what happened? - It was "working fine last night but... not today..." *sigh*, after lot of promises that I won't get crossed if she tell me the true, she said she was playing CD music then the machine hang, so she put restart, done that a few times and then the whole thing gone *sighhhhhh*

Now when it turned on, no signal sending to the screen (screen stay at black - standby mode), although the CPU fan, the graphic card fan & PSU fan still running, the orange light on motherboard is on per normal, no beeping at all from the m/b to indicate that something has gone wrong (i.e. RAM is not working), light in the front panel is not light up, when I press the "Reset" button, I can see the green light underneath the HDD is turn on then off.

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Hello, i have had this problem for about 4 days now and i can't seem to find an answer for it or no one else has the same problem

i start up my computer (newer one) there's a red "x" over the connection even though my internet is fine if not excellent i troubleshoot it says "you need to install drivers for your network adapter"

i click on update drivers then this new message appeared

"Windows encountered a problem installing the driver software for your device"
"windows found driver software for your device but encountered an error while attempting to install it"
(network adapter name here)
"the system cannot find the file specified"

i load the drivers and utilities disc for my motherboard (MSI GF615M-P33) nothing happens all of it is installed, i try MSI website nothing happens, i tried resetting my CMOS battery and nope still will not install the drivers any ideas? thanks

A:is my motherboard dead?

A lot of times if you have a windows updated driver, it will only be able to install or update from the same set of driver signatures.

Try running windows update.

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I built my daughter's computer years ago, and now am having problems I think may be related to the motherboard.

In the process of adding memory and wireless networking, the computer started acting up. First, the monitor would come on, and it would boot, but the mouse would freeze up. I changed out the mouse for one I knew worked. Same thing. After that, when turning the computer on, it would get "stuck" right after the memory check. After that happened, the monitor would come on, but its just a blank screen. I removed the wireless networking, and removed everything else but the monitor. Still I get the same thing. So now I have no mouse and no monitor. The drive light stays on, but as far as I can tell, nothing is happening.

Is this indicative of a bad motherboard? If so, should I just upgrade? Or should I replace it with the same?

The case is ATX. The motherboard is M598LMR. Its running an AMD K6-2 300.

Any help and/or suggestions would be appreciated.



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I own a home built PC, rather old, specs are in my signature below. been running smoothly and one day I came home to find the PC dead. Last it was seen alive, my son was playing a video game and the screen went out, but the computer sounded like it was still running. I came home from work, turned it off to reboot it. When I went to start it again, I got nothing. Unplugged the PSU, plugged it back in, flipped on the computer, hit the start button on the front of the case, nothing. I have an brand new power supply (480 W) still in the box, so I took that out, switched out PSUs, and again nothing. I watched the fans in the case, and when I hit the start button the fans looked like they wanted to come on, and still nothing. Not even a weak attempt to start.

I'm assuming that since I tried a brand new PSU out of the box that it's probably NOT the power supply, but where else is the problem? Is it likely the mobo, CPU? I'd like some guidance before I commit to the new mobo and quad core processor. My mobo's over three years old so i won't be RMAing it, and the processor is slightly over the three year mark.

A:Is it my PSU or my motherboard that is dead?

I would go with a bad motherboard, but one of the PCI cards like a NIC or modem might have failed... even the video card can cause this

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Have an off-brand PC (Systemax) that died after 18 months. Won't boot. PSU and other fans come on. Hard drive spins. DVD drive seems dead, won't open. Video posts "no signal." Nothing after that. No warning signs of problem.

Tried swapping in a different power supply. Same results.

What else should I try?

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try taking the battery out of the motherboard for about 5 mins and put it back in and try to start the pc

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We had a 10-15 second power blip a couple of mornings ago. My desktop computer was on and of course shut down when the power went out. When I tried to turn it back on it would do nothing - no fans, no lights, no POST. I replaced the PSU hoping that was it, but still no activity. I have checked the on/off switch and it seems to work fine. I have checked all of the connections. Is this most likely a zapped motherboard? Is there anything else I could check before I replace it?

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Can you open your computer without touching anything and take a look? if you see any damaged capacitors or circuits, you can google for bad capacitors pictures to compare them... capacitors must be plain and silver on top, not inflated or ... i dont know the word... no spots or liquid or burn look over them... it happened to me some time ago that an electricity cut damaged some of them (though mine were hidden under micro´s slot) and my mother stopped responding... maybe some technic person would be better to check it out

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I have an old HP laptop from 2009 (G61-320US ? Windows 10) that for some reason is not working correctly. The computer boots up, but black screen. No beeps, but power light remains on and you can tell fan is running. I know a little about computers, but not that much .

-Have had a wacky battery for years now, that it needs to remain on charger at all times to boot up or keep running, so I think battery won't keep charge - but think battery and cable are OK for most part.
-Tried to reset BIOs doing the thing where you hold down the windows key and B, then power button, then release ? nothing L
-Checked screen with bright light to see anything - nothing.
-Removed battery, held down power button for 3 min. to discharge any energy.
-Removed and reinserted RAM (and switched around slots ? 4 different ways), tried starting each time, no success.
-I even cleaned the RAM slots and removed any dust (with bulb air blower I have). Made sure to not touch any contacts, etc.
-Ordered new RAM online yesterday to see if that will fix the problem, will try when it comes in. Although I will feel guilty about spending the money if that does not fix the problem and it?s just a dead motherboard.

Basically, I wanted to know if there is any sure fire way to see if the motherboard is truly dead? Is the motherboard even worth replacing considering the computer is so old? Also, I am not sure if it is even worth having a technician look at the computer if the computer is so old, and may... Read more

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I have an old HP laptop from 2009 (G61-320US ? Windows 10) that for some reason is not working correctly.Click to expand...

The HP G60-320US Notebook PC (VM352UA#ABA) originally came with Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit.
Its driver downloads list is dated 2009 - 2010, so you're correct about it being several years old.
Have had a wacky battery for years now, that it needs to remain on charger at all times to boot up or keep running, so I think battery won't keep chargeClick to expand...

A laptop battery will die over time, so the issue you have with yours isn't unusual.
Basically, I wanted to know if there is any sure fire way to see if the motherboard is truly dead? Is the motherboard even worth replacing considering the computer is so old? Also, I am not sure if it is even worth having a technician look at the computer if the computer is so old, and maybe I should just get another one?Click to expand...

A reliable laptop technician should be able to determine that, but as you already said, is it worth the cost to have it checked and replaced?

What I would probably do is use its recovery media disc kit to attempt to reinstall Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit in it.


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My sturdy old backup computer started crashing frequently and randomly last month. Thinking that it might be a memory problem I bought some new memory for it ( which I was able to get quite cheaply as it is somewhat antique by now). After cleaning out the CPU fan and installing the memory, the computer never came on again.

The fans come on, the hard drive LED blinks, the DVD-Rom opens but there is no boot screen or beeps.

My assumption is that the motherboard is dead but my question is:


The background information that prompts my question is as follows:

Clearly this computer was due for an upgrade, but as I'd just lost one of my jobs and a third of my income, I sought out a cheaper solution to restore functionality to the backup computer which I use mainly to listen to internet radio and my music collection from the other end of the apartment and to backup information from my main computer.

I found a replacement motherboard ( Same brand and version ) on Ebay from a computer supply store. It was described as a "pull from a working system".
To my great disappointment after it arrived and I switched out the motherboard, the computer behaved in exactly the same way: Power on, fans turn on but no boot screen or beeps at all.

I contacted the seller of the replacement motherboard and reported that it was apparently D.O.A. and they graciously offered to send me another (the company had two of the same type for sale) free of cha... Read more

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Sounds to me like all the ram is NG. First of all the cheap ram is most likely high density ram which works on very few pc's and that is not how you add ram to a pc anyway. It is also possible that the cpu is NG. If the mobo went it could have taken cpu with it as cheap ECS boards usually do.

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I have a Uwave motherboard from a compaq and I thought I would try to see if I could get it going. When I turn the computer on it initializes the drives but it doesn't give me a POST beep or turn on the video? Is the motherboard junk or maybe the processor? Or I am just silly for even bothering to try?

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Try to post in a barebones configuration by removing all addin cards, video card, disk drv signal cables to MB. Disconnect the mouse and keyboard, all pwr connectors to ur disk drv's too. Boot the pc with just the MB, CPU, and Ram installed. See if it will post and beep. Shouldn't be a single short beep cuz u'll be gettin a kybrd error beep signal, or somethin. If it doesn't post at all the only way to determine if it is MB at this point is if u know ur cpu and ram are good. If u don't u'll hav to test cpu and ram in another MB.
Post bak here and let us know.

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Okay, let me ramble a second here ... I fired up (or attempted to) an old PC with an Intel D845PECE motherboard in it. A green LED was lit, but otherwise nothing else (fans, etc.) were alive. I changed out the PSU, CPU, RAM all to no avail. I ordered a supposed new Intel D865GVHZ on ebay and it did the same thing.

So I have this old MSI 645E Max U motherboard. With the same components it fires up and runs fine until I added some more RAM. It started up fine the first time, the new RAM was recognized in Win XP Pro SP3, but at the first reboot, there was no video and MSI's D-Bracket hung at "Early Chipset Initialization". I also got a series of 8 short beeps, which, on an AMI BIOS, supposedly indicates a video problem. I have swapped out the PSU, the video card (3 times), the RAM (using only 1 stick at a time, all sticks work fine in another CP) and am now at a loss.

Am I the grim reaper of motherboards (I ground myself each time prior to touching anything ..) or does anyone have any suggestions?

Thanks for your help (and patience).

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may well be your the Grim Reaper...LOL, but it's more than likely something a little easier than that.
You've made sure to streamline the process by running nothing but exactly what the needs? You've cleared your bios, and setup your boot process? If the system has been sitting around doing nothing for a long time - you've checked that the CMOS battery itself is up to par. You've swapped it out for a new one? You've checked on line for a manual for jumper settings on the board? You've checked the boards to make sure there are no leaking parts?
You've gone on line to see if you can find the Chipset for the boards and downloaded them and installed? There are a lot of small things with older boards that you need to take into consideration before you take their problems as a personal slam. Let us know...Jazz

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A family member has a two-year-old HP G62-225DX that she uses for her college work. The battery gave out spring 2012 and we put off buying a new one as we couldn't afford it at the time. So she has continued to run the PC with the AC adapter.

About two weeks ago, the computer quit on her during an assignment. I checked the AC adapter on another HP G62 (also with a dead battery) and it worked there just fine. Her PC had been running hot as I've heard HPs tend to but she would shut it down when she noticed this.

A friend who is more familiar with PCs than I am (I use Macs but the basics are the basics, right?) suggested from my description of the problem that it could be one of three things: 1) the DC In board; 2) the power supply; or 3) the mother board.

I borrowed a good battery of the same sort and tried to start up with just battery power but still no go. This should rule out the DC In board, correct? I then plugged in the AC adapter but the PC still wouldn't start.

I'd rather replace a part myself at a cost that I can control rather than turn it over to some geek squad and have it repaired at a to-be-disclosed-later cost. I have a copy of the "HP G62 Notebook PC Maintenance and Service Guide," and the replacement procedures are straight forward and well within my abilities. How do I tell now what component is causing this problem? Is there a clear way to tell whether it's the motherboard at fault or not?


A:How can I tell if it's a dead motherboard?

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My neighbor's computer is booting up, memory is OK, it lists the HD and then says CD Rom is found.
Then the following error messages occur:
Keyboard is locked out- unlock...
CMOS checksum error-defaults loaded
CMOS battery failed.

So, is this a motherboard problem, HD problem or CMOS battery problem?
And if it is any of these, is a 5 year old computer worth replaing any of the above mentioned?? It has a Pentium S 166 mhz processor so you see my point here.
Thanks is advance!

A:Motherboard or HD dead?

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Hi....a computer I am working on will rarely boot when I power ON and if it does it will not load Windows....I tried a new memory stick, video card, PSU, took out all unecessary cards, and even tried a new CPU and CPU fan and it still does the same thing....all the fans spin (PSU and CPU)....Does a motherboard slowly die or does it die quickly ?? any advice on this situation ?? any help is appreciated...

A:Is my motherboard dead ??

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Hi guys i have an Asrock Fm2a58 +btc and i tried to update my bios to 1.60 version .. when i pressed update i took a message on screen that it was successfull and another one message to press enter for restart .. after restart my pc didnt post cpu and case fans was running but nothing more i tried to reset cmos and bios jumper but no luck .. i went my pc to the store that i buy it i told them that after bios update it didnt post and they didnt check my mobo for bios failure .. they tried to put another cpu and ram in my mobo and they said that my mobo is dead from a short circuit between my case and screws can you help me pls ? and sorry about my engish !!!

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This is what i will explain after the information and tests i've gathered. I try turning on my pc with no pci cards, no graphics card and no ram inserted into my motherboard and i read that there is supposed to be some "BIOS beeps" without those things connected and I don't get ANY beeps at all. Is that a sign there's a motherboard problem?

The board is an Intel D865PERL.

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If the Intel BIOS has a beep code for CPU only then I'd say yes. I thought Award based BIOS's were the only ones that had a CPU only beep response.

Apart from that, you seem to have walked in halfway through the movie...why are you trying to get a beep code from a board with only a CPU ?
Normal procedure for testing a POST would be to have CPU, RAM, graphics and of course a PSU attached. The beep code would then narrow down the troubleshooting options a little.
Have you gone through the troubleshooting options already ? If so, what was the outcome ?
Basically, more information required.

A motherboard model + no beep code isn't a lot to go on you understand.

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well, my computer won't turn on. it's been up and running for about 1 month with no problems. i have not made any hardware changes since then.

when i press the power button nothing. i pulled apart the system, tested hardware and came to the conclusion that my mobo was toast.

however, if i plug in my wireless USB adapter i do get lights on it, meaning it is getting power. same goes for my ipod shuffle.

does this mean that my mobo is not toast and it could be another issue?

if the mobo was fried would the USB still get power? i wouldn't think so.

any help would be great.

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May be it's a bios issue. When you press the power button, your motherboard power up but if there is nothing in the bios, what action will it take? May be its a bios issue?

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I have a Dell Inspiron 8200(pretty old, 5 yrs) with big startup problem. The problem occurred in 3 phases:

1) I took my laptop camping, but never used it and left it in the car. When I got home, I was having a BSOD at startup. When it tried to restart, it was giving startup memory errors:

"Memory write/read failure at _____ expecting ______
Decreasing available memory"

I thought it sounded like memory module going bad, so I removed one of the memory modules from Slot B (512MB). The system now booted up and just ran slow since it put me down to 256MB(in Slot A). I then shut down and put the 512 module in Slot A. It booted up fine again - eliminating a bad 512 module. THEN...I inserted the 256MB back in Slot B (with 512 in Slot A) and low and behold, it worked.

Worked fine for one week...THEN

2) Started getting BSOD in the middle of working on various applications at various times. Upon reboot it would give me the "Amount of system memory has changed" and/or Memory Write/Read failure at _______ expecting _______ Strike F1 to continue.

I would continue and it would load OK and I would work along until the next BSOD.

3) Finally and currently, Windows will not load at all. Everytime I reboot it gives me the memory changed error and press F1. I did get the Diagnostics CD from Dell to load and I ran ALL of the tests / advanced tests. It tested the memory and hard drives along with all systems good.

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I had 3 graphics cards die in the last few months in my system. Those were 2x 770GTX and one GTX970. The first GTX770 worked fine for about 2 years, then it just died (system was pretty much idle, I went for a drink and monitor was off when I came back), I got another one from warranty and it also died (a few days after I installed it). Third time they gave me a GTX970, it worked fine for about a week and now it died, although the symptoms are different from the GTX770. Both GTX770's died completely, there was no display at all. The GTX970 it somewhat working (without drivers) but getting Error code 43 in Device Manager, its very likely half dead and I will make sure tomorrow. Anyways I have an old GTX470 that worked just fine while I was waiting for warranty to replace each of those cards. I'm using it now as well.

So, If I do get another replacement for my graphics card, I need to know that this won't happen again. The 2 likely suspects to me are PSU and motherboard. So my question to you guys, is how could I narrow it down?

One card out of four that didn't die, is much older than the rest (GTX470 as I mentioned), and as such consumes much less power. So that sort of leads me to believe that it is in fact the PSU's fault. But how could I test it and know for sure?

Sorry for the long message and I do really hope that you could give me some golden advice here. I don't want to purchase another PSU and have another GPU die.

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A:3 Dead GPU's- what is the cause? PSU\Motherboard?

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Ok, here are the symptoms:

PC powers on & all the fans run, including the psu fan.
Black screen - will not boot.
Keyboard lights will flash when powered up, but system does not respond to pressing F12 or F2.
HDD activity indicator does not flash or light up at all.
Cannot boot from system disk.

I tried (to no avail):

Reseating the video card and ram.
Removed ram modules one by one before powering up, in case one of the memory sticks was bad.
Removing the battery for a few minutes before reinserting.

The PC is just under 2 years old. I have not added nor removed any hardware recently, no power failures, and it's been running smoothly with no issues.
According the monitoring software I use, the hard drives are in good shape.
The video card is under 1 year old.
The current motherboard is a replacement issued by the PC maker, after the original one had problems after about a year.

System specs:
Intel quad core cpu
Biostar TP45 HP Intel P45 motherboard
4 GB DDR2 ram
250GB SATA HDD (x2)
Vista Home Premium
Thanks in advance...

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So my brothers computer one day just wouldn't turn on at all. Tonight, he swore up and down that it was NOT his motherboard because there was a led light that was working when he tried to turn it on. I took it home with me and plugged it in and everything. It makes no noise, and does aboslutely NOTHING when I try to turn it on. But that ONE led light(on the mobo) does turn on when I hit the power button. I believe the motherboard is dead. I figure, if nothing happens(when powered) except for a light turning on that it means the computer is just getting power and the mobo is dead. Am I right? Is the motherboard dead? And is there a way to test all these parts(I'm in school for computers, just haven't learned how to test things)?
Thanks guys.

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Detailed system specs and POWER SUPPLY ?

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I was adding some memory to my computer and without thinking didn't unplug the computer from the outlet. After I added the memory I attempted to start the computer up. The light turn on and I think it is making it through post (no beeps) but nothing is appearing on my monitor. Monitor is good, changed video cards with old one that I assume is good. still nothing. wondering if it could be a bios problem that could be flashed to be fixed or if I blew the motherboard.

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I think it just might be.

For the past month it's had a problem of getting a BSOD every hour or so that it was on, and then it'd restart itself. Well I reformated my system and that seemed to fix the problem.

This morning we had a gigantic thunder storm, what with lightening and all that jazz. When it woke me up, I realized that my PC had just restarted. I went over to it to see if it was alright, and the monitor didn't come on. So I turned it off, and 2 hours later when I was much more awake, I turned it on again. All the fans are running, and I can turn the lights on inside of it. Also, RIGHT when I first turn it on all the lights on my keyboard come on for a brief second and they never come on again. Nor does my mouse. That is it. Even when I leave it on for 5 minutes, I get no signal, and I can't even open the DVD drive. When I turn on the monitor, all I get it "no signal input" and then it goes back to sleep.

So at first I thought video card, but based on it's previous antics, and now seeing as how even the DVD drive wont turn no either, is it suffice to say that it is probably the motherboard?

A:Is my motherboard dead?

Could be the motherboard or the power supply. You might want to try replacing the power supply first (it's cheaper). If the computer still isn't working, then it's probably safe to assume that the motherboard is shot.

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Hi, I have a 1 yr old emachines et1161-05 running windows 7. Currently it is totally dead. No response when power button is pushed. No clicks, No whirs, No lights. Nothing. Power supply has been tested as OK. Is it a dead motherboard? bios? battery? CPU?

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xvv99 said:

Hi, I have a 1 yr old emachines et1161-05 running windows 7. Currently it is totally dead. No response when power button is pushed. No clicks, No whirs, No lights. Nothing. Power supply has been tested as OK. Is it a dead motherboard? bios? battery? CPU?
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How did you test the Power Supply?

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Hi, My motherboard died a little while ago (i think a week)  and then i decided to upgrad ewhile im at it but can/will acer give me a new copy of windows or is there still windows on the harddrive?

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Hello, The Windows version of your desktop is an OEM pre-installed version (erecovery media). It works only with your Acer motherboard. They are linked.That will not work with another motherboard. You can order the Acer spare part from your Acer store. Microsoft OEM Partner Center: "Generally, an end user can upgrade or replace all of the hardware components on a computer?except the motherboard?and still retain the license for the original Microsoft OEM operating system software. If the motherboard is upgraded or replaced for reasons other than a defect, then a new computer has been created. Microsoft OEM operating system software cannot be transferred to the new computer, and the license of new operating system software is required. If the motherboard is replaced because it is defective, you do not need to acquire a new operating system license for the PC as long as the replacement motherboard is the same make/model or the same manufacturer's replacement/equivalent, as defined by the manufacturer's warranty."

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Hi..I have this computer when you press the on button there is no activity at all...no fans spin nothing its like there is no power connected...everything is fine on the computer..the PSU tests fine (even tried a different good PSU), all the devices are fine they work on another computer.....so its either the CPU or motherboard...any one know what it could be ?? any info is appreciated

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Had a couple of systems in last couple of weeks where either the motherboard or cpu has died and often come up against this same problem.

One system came to me 'dead'. Replaced motherboard & cpu and all is working fine now. The second system had intermittent lagging probs when running windows. Did all the usual things to fix the prob (did a Windows repair, defragged, cleaned up system and registry, ruled out virus/malware issues, etc etc) but finally determined that the probs were most likely hardware related. No warning beeps or anything else to help in diagnosis. Replaced the power supply and RAM but probs continued. Ran hardware diagnostics and stress tests etc (Hiren's Boot CD) but after 2 days, and before testing completed, the system died totally. I suspect the CPU may have been the problem but as testing was not completed can't be sure.

My question is, is there any easy way to tell whether its the motherboard or the CPU that has died? If I'm not sure, I generally replace both (which is what I did with both these systems). However I am finding I now have a few motherboard/cpu combos where most likely it is only one or the other component that has died, but I'm not keen to spend money unnecessarily. I'd like to be able to utilize the cpus/motherboards that are still OK instead of trashing the whole combo. Rather than going to the expense of buying a suitable cpu to test a motherboard, and vice-versa, I figure there's jus... Read more

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Seems like a difficult problem to diagnose easily. Can you describe the "lagging" in more detail? What were you running when the lagging occurs?

As far as CPU vs. motherboard, if your CPU is dead, then the motherboard won't POST. However, if certain things are wrong with the motherboard, then it will cause the computer to cease to POST as well. The easiest way I can think of is to find another CPU that is compatible with your motherboard and to test your computer with that CPU installed. If it boots, then it was your CPU; if not, then it wasn't your CPU, though it might also not be your motherboard.

Did you get both systems from the same place? If so, might be time to find a new supplier

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Well, while re-seating one of the PC2700 ram chips. I mistakingly put it the wrong way, when I re-started the PC, I saw a small black chip start to burn. after turning off the PC, I corrected the position of the ram, re-started the PC, now nothing happens! The CPU fan spins but that about it. My un=educated guess, is I must have fried the M/B!

Any idea if that can be fixed? My father is going to be pi#$ed, when he sees that the PC he so kindly gave me, no longer works!!!

Duh me..

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I suggest looking up the manual for your Motherboard and finding out exactly what this chip does or use to do from there perhaps you can get a better idea of why it's not working and how to fix it (or if it can even be fixed!)

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Hey I need some help. I have computer that wont turn on. It looks like the power supply is dead because it does not power on the fan. I need to know if the motherboard is also gone. It has no capacitor leakage or any battary indicator lights on it. I do not have a spare supply either and dont want to waste my time getting just another power supply only to find out I need a board also. Is there anyway to find out if the motherboard is also dead?????

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today i was using my comp and all of a sudden it shut down(no warning just a black screen on moniter) i tried t turn it on the fans would spin for about 5 seconds then its dead again i have to turn the power supply off for 10 secs and i power on and same thing can anyone help (using xp) (its not the moniter)

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Hey guys,

I recently built a PC with a 6600k, Z170 mobo, 16GB DDR4, etc. My original motherboard was the Gigabyte G1 Gaming 5. I was having issues with when entering sleep mode, the computer would not turn back on, and upon hard resetting, nothing would happen.

I figured it had to be defective parts, so I replaced the CPU, RAM and motherboard and now have an ASUS Pro Gaming Aura. I had been having the same issue, but since it was always fixable by resetting the CMOS, I didn't make it much of a priority to resolve it. I think it's due to a broken copy of Windows.

Last night I shut the computer down (all the way) and this morning it was completely unresponsive. I've reset the CMOS multiple times, tried booting with 1 RAM stick and have absolutely no idea as for what to do.

Help is greatly appreciated!

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My motherboard is confirmed Dead. my motherboard is a evga Nvidia 590sli.
i hope not to spend too much for one $200.
my psu is 700 watts,hard drive is 500gbs.
my Tower is the Thermaltake Armor.
any thoughts would help thankyou.

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Be sure you know the cause of the failure. EVGA boards have been very good for us. Despite your 700 watt power supply, some brands have been known to cause failures of motherboards. It is difficult to comment futher without knowning which CPU you intend to use. We recommend ASUS, Gigabyte, Intel, FoxConn, MSI, BIOStar, and MSI for reliability and long life.
You might want to read some of the motherboard reviews at www.tomshardware.com and www.anandtech.com.
I would go for a FoxConn for Reliability, Intel for ease of install, Gigabyte, EVGA, or ASUS for power gaming.
Tell us more of what you plan to use from the failed board... CPU, power supply brand and model, Videographics.

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I need some serious help...
The other day i was sitting by my computer and it was on, then all of the sudden..... Dead. It just turned off. my apartment complex seems to have power issues and i am dumb and do not have a surge protector. at first i figured it was my power supply and i took it to best buy to get it checked and they told me it was dead. so i bought a new thermaltake 500 watt power supply and put it in....nothing.
Did i not connect it right? there are no lights, even on the mobo. i made sure all of the connections were tight. i also took out my ram, video card, sound card, disconected my ide cables to the cd drives, disconnected my hard drive and nothing. also, i tried to jump the power switch to the motherboard but not sure if i did it right.
gigabyte K89S ultra-939
geforce 6600gt
amd 64
160 somethin gigs ram

also my nvidia graphics drivers kept crashing for months before this happened and i would have to reinstall them alot, dont kknow if this will help
i dont really have money to get it looked at so any help would be greatly appreciated thanks!

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Hello and welcome to Techspot.

I`m afraid it does sound like your mobo is fried. It`s not uncommon for a psu to fail and take the mobo with it.

Regards Howard :wave: :wave:

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How do you know if a motherboard is dead because I've had problems with my old computer were it kept on restarting after every 5 seconds.
The CD Drive was making the sound it usually does when I turn the computer on, it just did it every 5 seconds...
The monitor wouldn't even try to come onso I wouldn't even be able to get into BIOS. The lights on the keyboard and mouse wouldn't come on either.
I've already bought a new computer (it was time to get a new one anyways...) but I was just wondering what would cause a computer to restart every 5 seconds like that and what I should do if it ever happens again.

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Except for the infernal eMachines, Packard Bell, and Sony desktops, It is actually quite rare for a motherboard to fail, unless you have been using it as a gamer, with a lot of resultant heat.
Motherboard failures at our shop, are actually one of these, in order: Bad memory, bad video graphics card, bad optical drive, bad power supply, bad cpu fan, bad thermal paste not allowing adequate cooling (this can be too much or too little thermal paste), bad cable, bad PCI component in a PCI slot (modem, sound card, usb card, firewire card, ethernet card). These should all be checked before you toss out the board...
If you have an eMachines, you can pretty much assume the board is bad, along with the power supply... which is also true of Packard Bell... and once in a while, the Sony.
The PCChips boards are also pretty fragile.
I would start by testing your power supply in another machine, or putting another power supply in your machine... then finding a way to test the memory in another machine if the power supply does not help.

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my computer wasnt booting up with no beep sound everything fine fan ,hard drive like a idiot i changed the setting on power supply from 230 to 115 and now nothing no even the motherboard light comes on i have just got my hands on a brand new power supply and now this please help desparet

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Hello everyone, my dell xps 1530 laptop is not working, i dont know what happens
when i shut down the laptop it updates and when i turned it on after 3 hours it shows me a blank screen. The fan is working and the disk drive is fine as well but its not booting i think there is no POST... I already try to remove the battery and use the adapter, nothing happens. i hold the power button for 30 seconds and 1 minute and no progress. I was wondering maybe my board is dead due to overheated because, i was playing games too long. I contact dell and i got no answers from them they want me to charge $49.00 for talking with them over the phone before proceeding to diagnose. Im using intel core 2 duo 2.4 mghz, 3gb ram, 256 nvidia M 5600GT..
I dont wanna buy a new one coz i spent $1600 on this laptop. Hopefully i got helped on this matter.
Thank You...

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Did you ever get this resolved?
There are a few more options in this guide: http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic113137.html

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My boss asked me to upgrade his son's CPU. It would never start. I checked the battery, the power supply, memory chips, and the cables. I finally pulled the 2 HD's hooked them to another computer and upgraded the OS. I put them back in the original CPU, nothing. The fans come on and I have a light, but there is no attempt to boot the HD at all. Would this mean the mother board is toast? I've replaced one other MB, but that was years ago when I was working for the school. I am limited on tools I have now. Is there anything else I should try?


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I need a little more info...when you say a fan comes on, do you mean the Power Supply fan, or the CPU fan? Same thing with the light which light?

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Hello, everyone...

I have Asus Eee PC 1008P Netbook and I've been told it's a fancy computer to have but I've been using it for about 5 years now and it's just a computer that suits me. Anyway, few days ago, I was working on a research when I noticed that my battery is almost empty. The charger was plugged in the socket so I just connected it to my charging port but the red light that indicated that the laptop is charginig, didn't come on. The laptop wasn't charging either but the battery block was showing blue light which means that it was getting the power. The battery was already empty (5 minutes to shutting down automatically) so I took out the battery, tried again to charge and got the same result.

I took the laptop to the tech support in my town (I live in a really small town so I don't have many choices) and the guy said he'll look at it. He didn't even listen to me when I was explaining my problem or what happened. Yesterday I went to pick it up and his assistant gave me the laptop with message stuck on a post-it that said "Motherboard dead - replacement not recommended due to price".

Now, my main question is (I tend to ramble a lot).. I am not a tech person, but as far as I know when motherboard is dead, you cannot even turn your PC on? And I remind you that I actually did the shut off my windows before the battery was all gone. Is it possible that the problem is in the charger or in the charging port?

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most laptops will run without the battery - does it work with just the adapter plugged in and the battery out

it maybe a problem with the charger
Do you have a volt meter at all (Multimeter) this will read the output from the charger to ensure thats working

The motherboard maybe faulty and not charging the battery - in which case , the message would be faulty motherboard, not economic to repair
But he may just have put dead

Have you spoken to the repair shop and asked what was wrong and why they think the motherboard is dead ?

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Hi people, got a slight problem, a friends computer would not start up,switched off at back of PSU then unpluged the mains cable, then after putting the cable back in and switching on the PSU went BANG!!!!!!!!!!!!big sparks and computer was dead

susspecting the PSU had gone a bought a replacement 300w one, now then plug in all cables to test and powered up the computer and all was well, puter started up okay, played around with it for half hour then switched off to refit PSU propally and replace panels,,,,,,,,after doing this the computer wouldnt start up again, im stumped ive checked all cable ,im positive I didnt damage anything putting the PSU back in!!!!!!!

any ideas?, power supply is defo working because I gave it to a friend to borrow and it starts his computer up fine

have I damaged the mobo, is there any test i can do?

any help would be great cheers people

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Hi sorry my first post is a problem. Any advice or opinions are very welcome.

3 weeks ago i upgraded my ram from 1gb ddr 2700 to 2gb ddr 3200, and i installed a new GeForce 7600 GS.

Things were going well till 3 days ago when it crashed and wouldn't fully start up. I am getting two beeps at BIOS (AMI) so I figured its either the motherboard or the new ram (Right? / Wrong?). Reinstalled the old components then it rebooted but crashed 20 mins later and again wont fully startup. Tried reinstalling windows and it worked again for 20 mins or so then crashed and again now wont fully start up. Tried reinstalling windows again but now it wont complete that, just freezes.

I have scanned both sets of RAM with Memtest86 and it showed no errors on both sets. I have tried starting up with no RAM installed and there were no beeps or warnings from bios. So is the motherboard dead?

Would buying a new motherboard fix everything?

My specs (original):

AMD Athlon 64 3400+
MSI ms-6741 motherboard
1gb ddr ram 2700
Geforce FX5200
180 gb hdd (x2)
300w psu
win xp


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I am a beginner in tech world, so pls forgive my ignorance.
Few days back, I moved to my new home and in the process of arranging the furniture, I accidentally touched my motherboard circuit with my bare hands. ( dont ask why )
I was walking on carpet with my socks on, so I think there was static that passed through and fried my MB.
Now i cant get my desktop to turn on. I didnot have any issues with it till date. I would like to rule out if there is any other cause to it before heading to a tech store and spending any money on it.

If it is the motherboard, I have looked online and my model is no longer in production. I would like to know what is the next best replacement for a GA G31M E2SL (gigabyte) motherboard..

Thank you.

P.S. - I am a beginner, and I am not that good with computer terminology. Please explain in detail. Thank you.

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I recently gave my motheroboard into a repair shop to solder on a new power jack.
I've reasembled my laptop but now, when I switch it on, it gets to the DELL boot screen then crashes.

I took the motherboard back out and hooked up the ac adaptor. when i switch it on, the light comes on for a few seconds, then switches it off.

I'm wondering, does this mean the motherboard is completely dead?

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Motherboard repairs are a bit of a tricky business. Because of the way they are constructed it takes special tools and skills when desoldering, installing and resoldering components onto motherboards. Most through the board solder connections actually have othr connections layered between the layers of the motherboard. If one of these connections has been damaged and no longer makes connection then the motherboard will at the least be of only limited use if not unusable. To repair a connection such as this is possible but would be beyond 99% of a local shops capabilities, and be prohibitively expensive. That being said, I would take the laptop back to the shop that reapired the power connection and have them make it work on thier dime not yours. After all, repairs such as these should come with some warranty.

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Can anyone tell me if this sounds like I've got a dead motherboard? CPU lights (green & red) come on when I turn it on and so does the light on the CD rom but nothing else happens - monitor never comes on, eventually the red light on the CPU goes off and the green one stays on. I tested a working monitor from another computer but it does not come on with this one. The fan is running fine. I took apart all the connections (HD, CD, etc.) and reconnected everything to make sure nothing was loose. I also checked the video card - it's fine. I never got any beeps before it went totally dark. I am going to try the HD on another computer tomorrow but I thought I'd ask first about the motherboard. Is there a way to check them? If it helps it is an ASUS P4SDX.

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